Famous Bankruptcies

Famous Bankruptcies

Many celebrities, athletes, famous musicians, politicians, and intellectuals have filed bankruptcy to turn their lives around. These people realized that the bankruptcy laws were there to help them get back on their feet and to give them a fresh start.

You too are entitled to a fresh start!

You are Not Alone – The following people have filed bankruptcy!

Abraham Lincoln– 16th President of the United States
Al Jolson– Actor, Miami ViceNash Bridges
Aleister Crowley– Mountaineer
Andy Gibb– rock star
Anita Bryant – singer
Anna Nicole Smith– Model-Actress
Ashley MacIsaac– musician fiddler
Barbara Bel Geddes– Actor; Miss Elle on Dallas
Benedict Arnold– Betrayed colonists to British
Bernard Kerik– NYC Police Commissioner,
Bernhard Goetz– Subway vigilante criminal
Billy Sims– Detroit Lions RB
Bjorn Borg– Pro tennis player
Bob Guccione– founder of Penthouse magazine
Bowie Kuhn– former US baseball commissioner
Buddy Post– Lottery millionaire
Buffalo Bill– Wild West showman
Bunny Berigan– Jazz trumpeter great
Burt Prelutsky– television writer; screenwriter
Burt Reynolds – actor, director
Buster Keaton– Actor, The General
Cathy Lee Crosby– Actress, Author
Chaka Kahn– rock star
Charles Goodyear– 19th century American inventor
Charles Keating– banker, financier
Chris Eubank– Former World Champion Boxer
Clarissa Dickson Wright– Star of TV cooking show
Clay Jordan– Survivor V: Thailand contestant
Concrete Blonde– rock group
Corey Haim– actor
Crazy Cabbie– Radio personality
Cyndi Lauper– rock star
Daniel Defoe– Author; Robinson Crusoe
Darren Day– Music Theater Star
David Crosby– singer / songwriter
Debbie Reynolds– actress-singer
Debelah Morgan– Singer -Songwriter – Producer
Dee Snider– front man for Twisted Sister, musician
Derek Sanderson– Hockey Player
Dino De Laurentis– Oscar – winning film producer
Don Johnson– actor-producer
Donald Trump– Actor, Small business owner
Dorothy Dandridge– actress, singer
Dorothy Hamill– Olympic gold-medal ice-skater
E. Howard Hunt– Coordinated Watergate break-in
Eddie Fisher– Singer, dumped by Liz Taylor
Eddy “the eagle” Edwards– Olympic ski jumper
Eli Jacobs-Former Baltimore Orioles owner
Elizabeth Ward Gracen– Miss America 1982
F. Donald Nixon– Nixon’s brother
Florenz Ziegfeld– actor, the Ziegfeld Follies
Francis Ford Coppola– Oscar winning film director
Frank Baum– Wizard of Oz author
Frans Hals– Dutch portraitist
Freddy Fender– Musician
Gary Burghoff– Radar O’Reilly in MASH
Gary Coleman– actor
Gary Glitter– Rock and Roll Part 2
Gary Kurtz– Oscar-nominated film producer
Gaylord Perry– baseball player
George Best– Manchester United soccer
George Clinton – rock star
George Frideric Handel– Messiah composer
George Jones– Country singer
George McGovern– politician
Grace Jones-Singer, Entertainer
H.J. Heinz– Founder of Heinz Ketchup
Harry Nilsson– singer/songwriter
Harry Saltzman– film producer
Heidi Fleiss– Clothing line founder
Henry Dunant– Red Cross founder
Henry Ford– Automobile manufacturer
Henry Mayhew– Punch journalist
Horace Liveright– Publisher
Immanuel Nobel– founded the Nobel Prize
Isaac Hayes– Oscar-winning songwriter, musician
J. Fife Symington– Governor of Arizona
Jackie Mason– comedian – entertainer
James Wilson– U.S. Supreme Court Justice
Jay Black– rock star
Jerry Lee Lewis– rock star
Jerry Lewis– comic
Joe Louis– Boxer
Johannes Gutenberg– Inventor of movable type
John Barrymore– Actor; Romeo & Juliet
John Connally– Former Texas Governor
John DeLorean– entrepreneur
John James Audubo– Illustrated Birds of America
John Nash– British Regency architect
John Wayne Bobbitt– Penectomy survivor
John Whitehead– musician

Johnny Paycheck– Country music singer
Johnny Unitas– Hall of Fame football quarterback
Kacey Jones– country music star, musical humorist
Kate O’Brien– The Land of Spices novelist
Keith Famie– Chef-restaurateur, American Author
Kent Hovind– Creation Science huckster
Kim Basinger– Oscar winning actress
La Toya Jackson– rock star
Larry King– talk-show host
Lawrence Taylor– NFL hall of famer
Lee De Forest– Oscar-winning film/sound pioneer
Lenny Bruce– Comic; Multiply obscene comic
Leon Spinks– boxer
Lenny Dykstra– Former Star Baseball Player
Levi P. Morton– US Vice President
Lionel Bart– British composer, lyricist, playwright
Lorenzo Lamas– actor
Lorraine Bracco– Oscar nominated actress
Lorrie Morgan– Country music star
Louise Brooks– Actor
Lynn Redgrave– actress
Lynne Spears– Mother of rock star Britney Spears
M.C. Hammer– rock star
Margaux Hemingway– Troubled actress
Margot Kidder– Lois Lane in Superman movie
Marion “Suge” Knight– Rap Producer
Marvin Gaye– singer
Marvin Mitchelson– celebrity divorce lawyer
Mary Nolan– actress
Matthew Brady– US Civil War photographer
Meat Loaf– rock star
Melba Moore– Singer – Actress
Melvin Belli– Famous Lawyer
Merle Haggard– country music star
Mick Fleetwood– rock star
Mickey Rooney– Oscar nominated actor
Miguel de Cervantes– Novelist; Don Quixote
Mike Tyson– boxer
Milton Snavely Hershey– Hershey’s Chocolate
Mindy McCready– Country Music singer
Motor City Five/MCS– rock group of the 1960s
Natalie Cole– singer
Nell Carter– Actress
Nikola Tesla– Invented alternating current
Oscar Wilde– acclaimed poet and author
P.T. Barnum– The Great American circus owner
Peter Bogdanovich– American Filmographer
Philip II– King of Spain
Phoebe Snow– Jazz vocalist
R. Buckminster Fuller– Architect
Randall Terry– Operation Rescue founder
Randy Quaid– actor
Ray Sawyer– rock star
Raymond Carver– Author
Red Foxx– actor, entertainer
Rembrandt – painter
Richard Harris– actor-producer-director
Rick Ross– Activist; cult expert, deprogrammer
Robert Kiyosaki– Rich Dad, Poor Dad author
Robert Morris– Politician who financed Revolutionary War
Ron Isley– Rhythm-and blues, soul singer
Run DMC– Rap Group in
Samuel L. Clemens (“Mark Twain”)– Author
Shenandoah– country music band
Sherman Hemsley– actor
Sheryl Swoopes– Three-time WNBA MVP
Stan Lee– Comic book industry pioneer
Stephen Baldwin– Actor
Stephin Fetchit– Actor
Steve Howe– MLB pitcher
Susan Powter– exercise/fitness expert
Tammy Wynette– country music star
Ted Nugent– Rock Star
Thomas Paine– Common Sense activist
Tia Carrere– Actor
TLC– rock group
Tom Petty– rock star
Tom Sizemore– Actor
Tommy Rettig– actor; Jeff Miller in Lassie
Toni Braxton– Musician
Ty Herndon– Country music star
Ulysses S. Grant– 18th US President
Veronica Lake– actress
Vic Damone– singer
Walt Disney– Film producer, theme park pioneer
Wayne Newton– singer-actor – entertainer
William C. Durant– Founder of General Motor
William Fox– Co-Founder of 20th Century Fox
William McKinley– 25th US President 1897-1901
Willie Nelson– singer-songwriter-actor
Zsa Zsa Gabor– Cop-slapping Gabor sister

Even many famous Corporations have filed for Bankruptcy protection.

Aladdin Gaming, LLC (Las Vegas Hotel Casino)
ABB Lummus Global, Inc. (Petroleum Refining)
Aloha Airlines, Inc.
Allegiant Air, Inc.
American Banknote Corporation (1999)
American Federation of Television and Radio Artists
America Online Latin America, Inc. (2005)
American Restaurant Group, Inc. (2004)
Ameridebt (2004)
AMF Bowling Worldwide, Inc. (2001)
AtA Airlines (2008)
Atkins Nutritionals, Inc. (2005)
Baldwin Piano & Organ Company (2001)
Bally total fitness holding Corporation
Beliefnet, Inc.
Ben Franklin Retail Store, Inc.
Bethlehem Steel Corporation (2001)
Big Buck Brewery & Steakhouse, Inc. (2004)
Birch Telecom, Inc. (2005)
The Bombay Company, Inc.
Bugle Boy industries
Burlington Industries Inc. (2001)
Carolco Pictures Inc. (1995)
Casual Male Corp.
CD Warehouse, Inc.
Champion Parts, Inc.
Chiquita Brands International Inc. (2001)
Clothestime Stores, Inc.
Color Tile, Inc
Continental Airlines Inc. (1967 & 1984)
Converse Inc. (2001)
Cosmetic Center, Inc.
County Seat Stores, Inc (1996,1999)
Dairy Mart Convenience Stores Inc. (2001)
Death Row Records (2006)
Delphi Corporation (2005)
Delta Airlines Inc. (2005)
Diamond brands inc.
Dow Corning Corporation (1995)
Drug Emporium, Inc. (2001,2003)
Eastern Airlines Inc. (1991)
Easyriders, Inc.
Edwards Theatres Circuit, Inc.
Einstein/Noah Bagel Corp.
Enron Corporations (2001)
eToys Inc. (2001)
Excite@Home (2001)
Factory 2-U Stores, Inc.
Family Golf centers, Inc.
Farm Fresh, Inc.
First City Banc. Of Texas
Fitzgeralds Gaming Corp.
Flooring America, Inc.
Frank’s Nursery & Crafts, Inc. (2004)
Frederick’s of Hollywood Inc. (2000)
Fresh Choice, inc
Friedmans Inc. (2005, 2008)
Furrs Restaurant Group, Inc.
Fruit of the Loom Inc. (1999)
G. Heileman Brewing Co., Inc.
Gadzooks, Inc. (2004)
Garden Bontanika, Inc.
General homes Corporation
Gibraltar Financial Corp.
Greyhound Lines, Inc.
Gulf States Steel, Inc.
Happy Kids, Inc. (2005)
Hawaiian Airlines, Inc.
Hispanic Television Network, Inc.
Hollywood Casino Shreveport (2004)
Houlihans Restaurants, Inc.
Huffy Corporation
Imperial Sugar Company
Just For Feet, Inc.
KB Toys, Inc. (2004)
Kmart Corporation (2002)
L.A.Gear, Inc
Laidlaw, Inc.
Lionel Corporation (1967 & 1984)
Loan Fabrics Corporation
Loehmann’s, Inc.
Loews Cineplex Entertainment, Inc. (2000)
Logix Communications enterprises, Inc
London Fog Group, Inc.
Maidenform Inc. (1997)
Mars Music, Inc.
Marvel Entertainment Group (1996)
Mercury finance Company

Midway Airlines Corp
Montgomery Ward Inc (1997 & 2000)
Mortgage Lenders Network USA, Inc.
Moto Photo, Inc.
Musicland Holding Corp. (2006)
Napster, Inc.
NextCard, Inc.
Northwest Airlines (2005)
Onieda Ltd.
Orion Pictures Corporation (1992)
Outboard Marine Corp.
Owens Corning Corporation (2000)
Pan Am Corporation (1998)
Payless Cashways, Inc. (1997,2001)
Planet Hollywood International Inc.(1999 & 2001)
Polaroid Corporation (2001)
Purina Mills Inc. (1999)
Quality Home Loans, Inc.
Quebecor World (USA), Inc.
Rand McNally & Company
Regal Cinemas Inc. (2001)
Reliant Energy Channelview LP
Resorts International Inc. (1994)
Roadhouse Grill, Inc. (2002,2007)
Ronco Corporation
Safety-Kleen Corporation
Samuels Jewelers, Inc.
Schlotzskys Inc. (2004)
Schwinn/GT Corp
Service Merchandise Company, Inc.
Seven Up/RC Bottling Company of So. CA, Inc.
Sharper Image Corporation
Shuttle America Corp.
Silicon Graphics, Inc. (2006)
Singer Company (1999)
Sizzler International (1996)
Smith Corona Corporation (1995)
Southland Corporation (7-11 stores) (1990)
Spiegel, Inc.
Stan Lee Media, Inc.
Standard Automotive Corp.
Star Telecommunications. Inc.
State Line casino
Stratosphere Corporation
Strouds, Inc.
Sun Country Airlines, Inc.
Sunbeam Corporation (2001)
Swissair Group Inc. (2001)
SyQuest Technology, Inc.
Talkpoint Communications, Inc.
Talon Automotive Group, Inc.
Texas American Bancshares
Texas Commercial Energy, LLC
Texas Equipment Corp.
Texas International Co.
Texas Petrochemicals LP
The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Portland, OR
Thinkpath Inc.
Thomaston Mills, Inc.
Todays man, Inc.
Top-Flite Golf Company
Tower Automotive, Inc.
Toysmart.com (2000)
TLC rock group (1995)
Trans World Airlines Inc. /TWA (1995 & 2000)
Trans Texas Gas Corp.
Tristar Corp.
Trump Hotel & Casino Resorts, Inc.
Twinlab Corporation
Ultra Stores,Inc.
United Artists Theatre Co.
United Petroleum Corp.
United States Leather, Inc.
US Airways Group, Inc. (2004)
USA Commercial Mortgage Company
US Office Products Company (mail boxes etc.)
U.S. Wireless Corp.
Vangaurd Airlines, Inc
Venture Stores, Inc
Vlasic Foods International Inc. (2001)
Western Union Corporation (1993)
Wherehouse Entertainment, Inc.
Wickes Furniture Company, Inc.
Winn-Dixie Stores, Inc. (2005)
WorldCom, Inc
XO Communications, Inc.
Zany Brainy
Zenith Electronics Corporation (1999)

Partial list of Municipalities that have filed for Bankruptcy protection.

City of Bridgeport, Connecticut (1991)
City of Camden, New Jersey (1999)
City of Camp Wood, Texas (2005)
City of Central Falls, Rhode Island (2011)
City of Copperhill, Tennessee (1988)
City Of Desert Hot Springs, California (2001)
City of Detroit, Michigan (2013)
City of Gould, Arkansas (2008)
City of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania (2011)
City of Iron Mountain Lake, Missouri (2003)
City of Kendleton, Texas (2001)
City of Kinloch, Missouri (1994)
City of Lipscomb, Alabama (1991)
City of Macks Creek, Missouri (1998)
City of Macks Creek, Missouri (2000)
City of Mammoth Lakes, California (2012)
City of North Bonneville, Washington (1991)
City Of Prichard, Alabama (1999)
City of Prichard, Alabama (2009)
City of Reeds Spring, Missouri (2002)
City of Rio Bravo, Texas (2002)
City of San Bernardino, California (2012)
City of Stockton, California (2012)
City of Vallejo, California (2008)

City of Westminster, Texas (2000)
City of Westminster, Texas (2004)
County of Boise, Idaho (2011)
County of Greene, Alabama (1996)
County of Jefferson, Alabama (2011)
County of Orange, California (1994)
Town of Marion, Mississippi (2007)
Town of Marshall Creek, Texas (2006)
Town of Millport, Alabama (2004)
Town of Moffett, Oklahoma (2006)
Town of Moffett, Oklahoma (2009)
Town of Muldrow, Oklahoma (2005)
Town of North Courtland, Alabama (1992)
Town of Ozan, Arkansas (1995)
Town of Tyrone, Oklahoma (2000)
Town of Winstonville, Mississippi (1997)
Township of Westfall, Pennsylvania (2009)
Village of Alorton, Illinois (2005)
Village of Brooklyn, Illinois (2003)
Village of Hillsdale, Missouri (2001)
Village of Washington Park, Illinois (2004)
Village of Washington Park, Illinois (2009)